Thursday, March 15, 2012

Completed Paper Cottage!

Here's the finished Paper Cottage. Well, its actually the "Foamboard, paper and caulk Cottage" but I think "Paper Cottage" sounds better. This type of house is more advanced than a shoebox house but still simple enough to be done in a weekend and is great for fairy folk, miniature dolls or even as a diorama.
The fairies are checking out!
Have a great week


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Making Miniatures!!

What do you get when you combine a day with Ron Mummert(Ron's Miniature Shop) and these materials....


TEXTURED PAPER You get a really simple way to make a dollhouse exterior!!

I'm old school when it comes to making things, especially miniature houses, meaning I use a lot
of wood, paper clay, plaster, real stone and brick. This was a refreshing alternative, Ron showed that using these simple materials could still make a convincing textured exterior.
Thanks Ron, it was lots of fun!!
I will post the completed house this week after I paint it and add some greenery.

Monday, March 5, 2012

My New Sculpting Class at CraftArtEdu!

Hi everyone!
I'm excited to share my new online sculpting class with you.
A while back I was asked by Donna Kato, the creator of Kato Clay and founder of CraftArtEdu to come up with a class that people who couldn't take one of my classes in person could still learn and get a personal experience.

I wanted to offer my students a character class that isn't too difficult or expensive with step by step instructions.
In this intermediate sculpting class, I will teach you how to make two "mature" ladies, the Serious Granny and the Smiling Granny Bust. Learn how to breathe life and expression into these ladies as you sculpt, paint, wig, clothe, and create the stands on which they will sit.
Includes 15 page downloadable handout.

To make the class even more enjoyable and easier to complete, I only used supplies that can
be easily found at Michaels, Joanne's or most craft supply stores. This class is also very forgiving and so much fun! With just a few basic supplies and my help, you will create
a one of a kind work of art.

Check out my free preview over at CraftArtEdu.
I hope you enjoy the class!!